Onwuasor agreed to terms Wednesday on a contract with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Onwuasor saw his usage in Baltimore dwindle late in the 2019 campaign, after he returned from the high-ankle sprain that he sustained in early October. He'll fully healthy now, and he could prove to be a valuable insurance option at inside linebacker as he moves to New York. Both of the Jets' projected starters on the inside, C.J. Mosley (groin) and Avery Williamson (knee), are both rehabbing significant injuries.
Onwuasor had 64 tackles (48 solo), three sacks, one defended pass and one forced fumble across 14 regular-season contests in 2019. Onwuasor opened the season playing 90-plus percent of defensive snaps before a high-ankle caused him to miss two games in early October. Upon returning from the injury, however, his involvement on defense dwindled to a rotational role. He only exceeded 30 snaps on defense once during the campaign's final nine regular-season games. The 27-year-old will certainly benefit from an entire offseason to get healthy.
Onwuasor (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports. Onwausor is still dealing with a high-ankle sprain related to the issue that caused him to miss two contests in October. It's unclear what sort of role Onwuasor will have in the defense, but the 27-year-old hasn't seen more than 30 defensive snaps in any of the last four games.
Onwuasor (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Bills. Onwuasor was listed as a full participant in Friday's walk-through practice, which bodes well for his chances of suiting up in Buffalo on Sunday. The 27-year-old is nursing a high-ankle sprain related to the issue that caused him to miss two games in October. In the event that Onwuasor manages to suit up Week 14, he could realistically be limited or have a cap on his reps.
Coach John Harbaugh said Onwuasor is dealing with a high-ankle sprain but it's not "serious," Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Harbaugh relayed that this issue is related to the ankle injury that forced Onwuasor to miss two games in October, as the linebacker appeared hobbled a few times during this past Sunday's 20-17 win over the 49ers. The 27-year-old has been able to play through it, but he's been limited. Before the injury, Onwuasor was an every-down player, but he hasn't surpassed a 42-percent snap share over the past five games.
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